Monday, February 22, 2016

12 Shaft Advancing Twill Again

I really enjoyed weaving the 12 shaft twill pattern that I used last time; and since it was quite a complicated 12 shaft tie up I wanted to use it one more time before putting on a new project.

My first stop was to look through my stash of Tencel yarns and I found a few last of the cones that really looked good together.
I wanted to use them up, so I just started pulling the warp because I knew that I could adjust this pattern to fit whatever number I got.

I started with the silver and as I got near to the end of the cone I began to randomly introduce the greyed teal.  The teal seemed to run out very quickly so on to the aqua blue.  At this point I had 216 threads and decided to stop before I made it into a shawl! There was quite a bit of yardage on the iris so it went back into the bin for another day.
I love the way it looks as it curves over the back beam!
The sea silk scarf was sett at 20 ends per inch, 2 per dent in a 10 dent reed I knew I had to change the sett because the Tencel is of a smaller grist so I went with 27 ends per inch for this scarf, dented 2-2-2-3 in a 12 dent reed.  This scarf worked out to an even 8 inches wide.  I was toying with using the last of the Iris Tencel for the weft, but opted to use the same 2/10 white Tencel as the sea silk scarf to keep the look pastel.
This is definitely one of my more subtle scarves colour-wise, but a really lovely pattern to weave and I really recommend it.  I'm sure it will look even better after it's washed!
I generally plan on a scarf warp to be about 100 inches long; but because of the way the pegs on my warping board are set, this warp is 104 inches long.
This is the scarf straight off the loom and the front tie on, which will become the fringe is 11 inches long.
The back loom waste, which will become part of the fringe is 16 inches long.
The woven scarf length, before washing is 78 inches long, which is plenty long enough for a double neck wrap!

Weaving Words

Float ~ A part of a warp or weft yarn which crosses several other yarns without forming a tie.  The length of a float is measured by the number of crossed (skipped) yarns. 

2 comments:

Susan Harvey said...

Such a pretty and delicate colour way.... Lovely...
Sometimes less is more!

I keep on planning to do more pastel shades but the brighter colours always seem to win the tug of war.

Susan

Lady Locust said...

Good Morning, Just found your beautiful blog. I have my loom in the house - now just need to learn how to use it:) Will hopefully contact a resource or two here within the next month.